EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM) PROJECTS INVOLVING MINING IN CHINA

World Mining Congress
Realizing the potential of cutting greenhouse gases (GHGs) associated with mining, a variety of approaches has been proposed for their mitigation. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been a key mechanism to assist in implementation of mitigation measures. The objectives of CDM are not only to assist Annex I countries in meeting their GHG emissions reduction targets with cost-effective reduction but also to achieve sustainable development in non-Annex I countries. However, apart from China, India, Brazil and Mexico, many developing countries are still in the stages of formulation or realizing CDM strategies. Projects associated with methane capture and flaring are the fourth most prevalent type of CDM project internationally.
Keywords: Projects; Sustainable development; methane; mining; Emissions; Reduction; Coal mine; coal mines; GHG;
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